San Diego Opera & ‘The Enchanted Tail’ Join Forces

By David Salazar

The San Diego Opera is set to join forces with “The Enchanted Tail” for a free 40-minute opera for the whole family. The event is set to take place on June 1, 2019, at the Greek Amphitheatre at the Point Loma Nazarene University.

The performance will feature the music of Mozart, Verdi, and Rossini to tell the story of a princess and a fox. The opera will be performed in English and was created by San Diego Opera chorister Victoria Robertson alongside opera singer Bernardo Bermudez.

“I think there is a very strong desire to have music and live theatrical performances available for kids and families,” stated Robertson in a press release. “This is especially true since there is less and less music education in the schools.  In a world of digital technology and pop music, it is nice to keep culturing children by exposing them to classical music which, in turn, can enhance their math, language, and social skills. I think we have really achieved that with ‘The Enchanted Tail.’”

The work was first commissioned by the Port Ludlow Performing Arts in Washington State back in 2017. It will also receive its orchestral debut on May 16 in San Diego as part of the Classics 4 Kids Season.